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The Labours of Hercules: An Astrological Interpretation Paperback – February 1, 2011
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From her conservative British background, Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949) led a life that took her in many directions. However, her life always led towards the time when through drastic personal experience of many kinds, she acquired a synthesis of outlook and understanding as well as an absolute conviction that one divine life pervades and animates the one humanity; that the Plan for humanity requires the cooperation and service of trained and dedicated human beings intelligently informed about world affairs, in collaboration with those who form the spiritual Hierarchy, the inner government of the planet. Her life work became an integral part of this synthesis and this realization. Basically her work developed as a duality--her discipleship service which included the establishment of an esoteric school (The Arcane School); and her agreement to work with the Tibetan, Dywhal Khul, in writing a series of books presenting the next phase in the continuity of the Ageless Wisdom teaching. A total of twenty-four books were written by Alice Bailey. These books constitute a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom, a body of esoteric teaching handed down from ancient times in a form which is always suitable to each period. Intended to precede and condition the New Age, the Alice Bailey books offer an unparalleled spiritual approach to the teaching on Shamballa and the Path of spiritual evolution; the spiritual Hierarchy; the new discipleship and training in meditation as a form of service; the teaching on the seven rays and the new psychology of the soul; and the common thread of truth linking all the major world faiths. In addition to her work as an author and lecturer, Alice Bailey established the Lucis Publishing Company, making the teachings of Djwhal Khul available to spiritual seekers and students around the world for over 75 years. Reprinting of the books is financed through a revolving Fund under the administration of the Lucis Trust, a non-profit organization also founded by Alice A. Bailey. No royalties are paid and copyrights are owned by the Lucis Trust. Through these organizations, Alice Bailey provided for the continued publication of these teachings beyond her physical lifetime.
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The writing in these stories is classic Agatha Christie, featuring stereotypical-yet-fun side characters and the twist you knew was coming but still surprises you and makes the mystery fun. Unfortunately, the stories due suffer a little from being too short to set up a lot of extra characters to keep you guessing. In my opinion, the best stories are the Erymanthian Boar, the Stymphalian birds, and the Flock of Geryon, with the worst being the Arcadian Deer and the Horses of Diomedes.
Any fan of Christie will love these stories.
Also to note the story on Cerberus, where we find again Poirot's love interest... the same Russian countess who is also in Death on the Orient Express.